Dr. Elana Gomel is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of English and American Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, which she chaired for two years. Dr. Gomel received her PhD from Tel-Aviv University and was a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship, for postdoctoral studies at Princeton University. She was a visiting scholar at Stanford University and the University of Hong Kong. She is the author of Bloodscripts: Writing the Violent Subject (2003), We and You: Being a Russian in Israel (2006, in Hebrew), The Pilgrim Soul: Being Russian in Israel (2009), Postmodern Science Fiction and Temporal Imagination (Continuum 2010), and of many articles, on topics ranging from science fiction to narrative theory, and from poetics of evolution to the Victorian novel. She is currently working on a book about space and narrative.